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Winter Trimester Re-registration for CURRENT STUDENTS starts today, Nov 13th!

Tuesday 13th November 2018

For currently enrolled students, reregistration for the winter trimester starts today! 

If you’d like to keep your same class and time or change times, please head over to our website to check on availability and re-register.

General enrollment for the Winter Trimester for new students will begin next Tuesday, November 24th.

Sunday 11th November 2018

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From the Creative Drawing class at ActonArt: rendered blind contour drawings!

Drawing from life can be challenging, but has an easy path to follow: just draw what you see! When trying to create abstract pieces however, it can be a bit trickier to figure out just how to abstract. In this project, students had to draw “blind” by putting their piece of paper under the table and not see what they were drawing (themselves or fellow students). The resulting line-work is reminiscent of a face, but distorted and abstracted. They then used markers and pens to make the line drawings more finished.

Saturday 10th November 2018

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The dragonflies are fluttering out of here - we’ll be back at ActonArt next week with something new!

Friday 9th November 2018

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Fabric studies from the Charcoal and Pastel class at ActonArt.

Thursday 8th November 2018

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The Art Year Program students at ActonArt were delving more into color and how it makes us feel.

Color has a profound effect on how we perceive subjects and situations - many types of visual arts use this understanding to lead the viewer to a particular narrative or feeling.

Wednesday 7th November 2018

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Some animal portraits from ActonArt’s Charcoal & Pastel class!

Tuesday 6th November 2018

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This week in the Foundation classes at ActonArt, we’re talking about composition!

Using a dragonfly and lotus flower as subjects, students are tasked with arranging a pleasant composition (arrangement of objects) using the rule of thirds!

Monday 5th November 2018

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Some more snaps from the Art Year Program, where students at ActonArt were studying color theory.

In this assignment, students were tasked with identifying the color palette of one image and then drawing a different subject with that palette!

Sunday 4th November 2018

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Some beautiful palette knife paintings from the Mixed Media class at ActonArt.

Palette knife painting provides quite a bit of texture in comparison to the brush.

Friday 2nd November 2018

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In the Art Year Program, students at ActonArt started learning color theory!

There is so much more to color than just what we imagine colors to be - by using limited palettes of a few colors chosen by the artist, an image can feel more unified, imaginative and understandable.

In this assignment, students were tasked with identifying the color palette of one image and then drawing a different subject with that palette!